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Boat on dried out lakebed

Food shortages could force world into vegetarianism, warn scientists

John Vidal

31st August, 2012

Water scarcity's effect on food production means radical steps will be needed to feed a population expected to reach nine billion by 2050, warns Stockholm International Water Institute more...
Beijing's polluted skies

Blue Skies or Little White Lies?

Olivia Boyd

11th July 2012

Fed up with fudged statistics, Beijing’s increasingly environmentally-aware population has forced its Government to come clean about air pollution in the city. more...
Beijing's polluted skies

Beijing's blue skies...or little white lies?

Olivia Boyd

6th July, 2012

Fed up with fudged statistics Beijing’s increasingly environmentally-aware population has forced its Government to come clean about air pollution in the city. more...
The No-Nonsense Guide to World Population

The No-Nonsense Guide to World Population

Mark Newton

19th April, 2012

Is population really the demographic time bomb it’s portrayed as? Author Vanessa Baird sifts through the evidence and comes up with some surprising answers, says Mark Newton more...
Bees

Six reasons to become an urban beekeeper

Zion Lights

19th April, 2012

Urban beekeeping will help boost the UK's declining bee population. Here are six reasons to get involved more...
Honey bees

TAKE ACTION: Support Friends of the Earth's National Bee Action Plan

Mark Briggs

11th April, 2012

In China, pear trees have had to be pollinated by hand after bees were wiped out by industrial farming. Now FOE have launched a petition to get the UK government to help halt the decline in Britain's own bee population more...
fish in a marine protected area

Do protected areas for wildlife really work?

Eifion Rees

11th April, 2012

Can national parks and marine protected areas safeguard endangered wildlife against the growing pressures of population growth and climate change? more...
Greenpeace

TAKE ACTION to stop Asia Pulp and Paper's logging in Indonesia's tiger rainforests

Priyanka Mogul

7th March, 2012

Greenpeace's undercover investigation accused Asia Pulp and Paper's of flouting the logging ban on ramin trees in Indonesia, threatening the remaining population of Sumatran tigers. Greenpeace calls on you to urge companies to boycott APP products more...
Stonehenge

Humanity has already had four major ecological collapses: how can we avoid a fifth?

Tom Levitt

27th February, 2012

Theologian Martin Palmer tells Tom Levitt how we can learn from previous man-made ecological collapses in Britain and create a 'new narrative' that challenges our dominant consumer culture more...
sable antelope

Sable shenanigans: how Zambia’s sable population is falling prey to unscrupulous traders

Ian Michler

15th February, 2012

In Zambia’s newest national park live more than 200 sable antelope. Coralled in conditions that are far from ideal, the animals have languished there for almost three years; the victims of bureaucracy, unscrupulous operators and a disregard for conservation. Ian Michler reports more...
The world

Population is 'our biggest challenge' says government chief scientist Sir John Beddington

Tom Levitt

14th February, 2012

The next world population milestone of 8 billion will come sooner than we think - perhaps as early as 2025 - yet we remain reluctant to debate the issue. A forthcoming Royal Society report may force us to more...
KIM WOLHUTER

Is there room for wildlife as Africa grapples with development?

Curtis Abraham

1st December, 2011

How poaching for the illegal wildlife trade, intensive farming, climate change and population growth all threaten Africa's unique wildlife more...

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Container city

Shipping containers: could they tackle the housing crisis for a growing population?

Sophie Laggan

6th December, 2011

With bricks and mortar proving environmentally unsustainable, a dearth of affordable housing available, and charity Shelter maintaining that homelessness persists, could shipping containers be a solution? more...
endangered black rhino

The conservation quandary: can wildlife NGOs save Africa's animals?

Ian Michler

21st November, 2011

Conservation is a huge industry in Africa but wildlife populations across the continent are declining. So why isn't it working? more...
red squirrel

TAKE ACTION to save the red squirrel

Ecologist

29th September, 2011

The Red Squirrel Appeal aims to raise money to develop a vaccine for a deadly disease that is quickly destroying the remaining population more...
Ross Bowers

Q&A: Ross Bowers, Challenge4aCause

Henry Gass

8th July, 2011

Launched in 2009 to raise funds to protect Namibia’s endangered black rhino population, Challenge4aCause’s Ross Bowers sat down with Henry Gass to talk conservation, tourism and why poaching is still a threat more...
Honey bees

TAKE ACTION to protect Britain's bees

Matilda Lee

5th July, 2011

Sign the petition to ban neonicotinoids in the UK and help safeguard Britain's threatened bee population more...
Clean energy protestor

Only a quarter of UK population concerned about climate change

William McLennan

18th April, 2011

Twice as many people in India and Japan rank climate change as one of the most important environmental issues, highlighting the challenge facing UK policymakers and climatologists more...
Babies

Copenhagen and population growth: the topic politicians won’t discuss

Tom Levitt

15th September, 2009

According to the UN, population growth is a driving force behind emission increases yet it will not be on the agenda at any of the upcoming climate talks more...

Help save Britain’s birds

The Ecologist

25th February, 2011

From buying a nest box to keeping Mr Bigglesworth under control; there are plenty of ways in which you can help the UK’s bird population more...

Do indigenous peoples hold the key to tackling global hunger?

Peter Giovannini

22nd February,2011

Competition for land, water and energy are increasing, exacerbated by climate change and a growing population. But why does the Food and Agriculture Organisation now believe indigenous people could provide a solution? Peter Giovannini investigates more...
Lester Brown

How do you feed eight billion people in a water-scarce world?

Lester Brown

15th February, 2011

In an exclusive extract from his new book, World on the Edge, Lester Brown outlines fresh ways of thinking about water and land use in order to sustain the world's growing population more...
Peatland

UN forest protection plans failing because of land scarcity and demand for food

Tom Levitt

24th January, 2011

REDD-type forest agreements ignore indigenous populations and are seeing a scramble for forest 'carbon credits' by governments and individuals, warns study more...
Supermarket trolley

Laura Sandys MP: why food security must be viewed as a strategic threat

Laura Sandys

18th January, 2011

With cheap food pricing, over-reliance on imports, and the pressures of a growing population, the UK's food security is set to rise up the national agenda. The Coalition Government must be prepared for the challenges ahead more...

Breeding habits of toads and frogs hit by climate change

Tom Levitt

28th December, 2010

Climate change may be affecting the normal breeding patterns of frogs, salamanders and other amphibians leading to fears of future population loss of some species more...

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